Faithful Shepherd Discovery Teaching Team

Kristen Shadis, Site-Director / Lead Kinderstart Teacher

email Kristen Kristen graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Elementary Education / Early Childhood emphasis and MN Teaching License. Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, cheering at sporting events and making memories.

“The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He takes great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

Strengthfinders Top Five: Communication   Achiever   Responsibility   Harmony   Empathy

 

Geena Will, Discovery Lead Teacher

Email Geena Geena graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She spent a year tutoring Kindergartners at Bruce F. Vento Elementary after graduation.  Geena is currently in school working toward her Masters degree Geena joined the Discovery Center teaching team in the Fall of 2015, working as an assistant teacher at the Discovery Center in White Bear Lake for two years before becoming a Lead teacher.

Strengthfinders Top Five: Adaptability     Developer     Positivity     Arranger     Empathy

 

Nicole Schram, Lead Kinderstart Teacher

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Strengthfinders Top Five: Positivity   Adaptability   Includer   Achiever   Arranger

 

 

Rose Garcia, Assistant Teacher

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Strengthfinders Top Five: Deliberative   Adaptability   Harmony   Context   Responsibility

 

 

Kaitlin Bornhoft, Lead Kinderstart Teacher

email Kaitlin Kaitlin joined the Discovery Center team in 2016, teaching and directing at St. Helena’s Discovery Center in Minneapolis. She has her degree in Education from Northwestern University in St. Paul and her MN Teaching License. Kaitlin taught Kindergarten for several years before joining the Discovery Center. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Strengthfinders Top Five: Communication   Belief    Woo    Positivity    Empathy

 

 

Emily Clausnitzer, Assistant Teacher

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Lindsey Honkanen, Lead Teacher

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Angela Leja, Assistant Teacher

Angela has a B.S. in Elementary Education/K-6th Grade from Creighton University. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling to Trinidad to visit family and playing soccer. Angela joined the teaching team Fall of 2020.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  – Psalm 23

 

 

 

 

Andi Johnson, Assistant Teacher

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Elizabeth Pershing, Assistant Teacher

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